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Elizabeth

died 1731

Elizabeth's 'mark' on her will in 1721
Elizabeth's 'mark' on her will in 1721 (13).

Father unknown
Mother unknown
Husband James Mycock
Children Adam, Samuel, Solomon, Ruth, Matthew, Sara, James, John, Robert, William


Nothing is known of Elizabeth's early life, other than that she was already living in Flagg at the time she married James Mycock, in Bakewell on 2nd February 1669 (1).

They remained in Flagg after their marriage, and indeed for the rest of their lives. Their eldest known son was Adam (13), probably born around 1670. Samuel was born in 1672 (2), then Solomon in 1674 (3) and Matthew in 1676 (4). Her eldest daughter was probably Sara, born in 1678 (5), although she also had another daughter called Ruth (9), whose date of birth is unknown. Sons James and John (10) were probably born over the next 3 or 4 years (6), followed by son Robert at the end of 1682 (7), and finally youngest son William, who seems to have been considerably younger, probably born in the early 1690s (8).

Her husband, James, died in December 1710 (12). Elizabeth wrote her will in 1721, described herself as being "in a good state of health" (13), and went on to live for another 10 years. She died in August 1731, and was buried at Chelmorton on 1st September (14). The inventory of her goods (15) seems to indicate that she'd doubled the size of the family's livestock holdings since her husband's death.


Brief details of her children:



Sources:

  1. Parish Register of All Saints, Bakewell includes the entry:
    [February 1669] James Micocke & Elizabeth his wife both of Flagge were married ye same day [2nd]
  2. Parish Register of St John the Baptist's, Chelmorton includes the entry:
    Samuel Mycocke the son of James Mycocke of Flag miner was baptized the 18day of September 1672
  3. Baptism entry in Parish register of St John the Baptist's, Chelmorton reads:
    Sollomon Micocke son of James Micocke Baptised the 18 day of January 1673 *
    * Note: The date is from the Julian calendar, so for 1673, read 1674. See note in glossary.
  4. Parish Register of St John the Baptist's, Chelmorton includes the entry:
    [1676] Mathew Mycock Son of James Mycock of Flagg myner was was Baptized Octobr 7th
  5. Parish Register of St John the Baptist's, Chelmorton includes the entry:
    Sara Mycocke the daughter of James Micocke of Flagge was was Baptised October ye 8 Anno Dni 1678
  6. There is a gap in his children's known baptisms here, and judging by the relative ages of James' children (as they were listed in their father's will (10)) John & James were likely born during this "gap".
  7. The Bishop's Transcript of St John the Baptist's, Chelmorton contains the entry:
    Bapt. Robert Mycock the son of James Mycock of Flagg was baptized the 2d day of January 1682
    * Note: This date is from the Julian calendar, so for 2/1/1682, read 2/1/1683. See note in glossary
  8. William was described as being in his minority (i.e. under 21, or possibly under 18) at his father's probate in July 1711 (11), hence he must have been born after 1690.
  9. The Bishop's Transcript of St John the Baptist's, Chelmorton contains the entry:
    Ruth daughter to James Mycock in Flagg buryed June 12th 1691
  10. Will of James Mycock (top half, bottom half) (ref: B/C/11/James Mycock, Flagg, 1711 @ LRO) reads:
    In the name of god Amen I James mycock of the Flagg
    being weake of body but of sound and perfect memory prayers be
    therefore Allmighty god for the same do make and ordaine this my present
    and Last will and Testament in manner and form following that
    Is to say first and principally I commend my soule into the hands
    of allmighty god hopeing that therefore through the merritorious
    Death and passion of my saviour Jesus Christ to have full and free
    pardon for all my sins and to Inherritt Everlasting life and my
    body I Committ to the Earth to be Decently buried att the
    Disscresion of my Executors hereafter named that is to say my
    wife Elizabeth mycock and matthew mycock my brother and
    as touching my temporall affairs [Containing] the Dispossings of
    such Estate as it hath pleased god to bestow upon mee I give and
    dispose thereof as followeth
    Imps - I will that my debts and Funerall Charges shall be paid
                and Discharged
    Item - I give unto my Loveing wife Elizabeth mycock my whole Estate
               and parsonall and Real Estate during her naturall Life only
               she shall pay some Legacys as shall be hearafter nominated
    Item - I give to my son Solloman mycock five pounds to be pd aft two years End
               after my Death
    Item I give to my doughter Sarah Boden the som of five pounds to be paid
               att the End of three years next after my death
    Item - I give to my son James mycock the sum of five pounds to be paid
               att the End of twelfe months after my death
    Item - I give to my son John mycock the sum of five pounds to be pd
               att the End of twelfe months next after my Death
    Item - I give to my son Robert the sum of ten pounds to be paid att the death
               of my said wife Elizabeth mycock and not before
    Item - I give to my son William mycock the sum of ten pounds to be paid
               att the death of my said wife Elizabeth mycock
    Item - I give to my son matthew mycock the sum of five pounds to be paid
               att the death of my said wife Elizabeth mycock
    and further it is my will and mynd that my said Executers shall
    sell the two Acers and a half of Land lying in Erl Sterndale towards the
    payment of these said Legacys
    and I desire that my body may be buryed in ye Churchyard att
    Chellmorton and do hereby revoke and make void all other wills and
    Testaments by me att any time made before in wittness whereof I the said
    James mycock Do hereunto put my hand                               James mycock his
    and seal this second day of December Anno dom 1710       mark & seal
    In wittness of
    John Sellers
    his mark
    George Brook
    Anne Platts her mark
  11. Administration document (ref: B/C/11/James Mycock, Flagg, 1711 @ LRO) in James Mycock's probate records is in two distinct halves.
    The top half is in Latin and has a couple of phrases at the start that I can work out,:
    ....... ...... .. ..... .. Elizabeth Mycock of Flagg in parish of Bakewell in County
    Derby ... .. Robert Mycock .. ... miner
    .... .. ... obligation ...... .... ..... ..... .... .... ...

    The second half is in English and reads:
    The Condicons of this obligacon 16 July that if the above bounden Elizabeth Mycock Exix
    in the last Will and Testament James Mycock late of Flagg decs'd
    to whom the Tuicon & Educacon of William Mycock
    naturall & lawfull Child of the said deceased being in his minority is by [.......] named
    Dean & Chapter [comitted] & granted to & shall well & sufficiently educate foster & bring up
    the said Child - with sufficent & [contem....] meal drink lodg lodging & Apparell [meet]
    decent for their [Estate] & calling dureing his minority, And do also pay [.......] to be [......]
    [h...] all [Su..] Sume or Sumes of money & porcons of Goods as to     shall [.....] by
    of the said [decd], And lastly do & shall upon his own [....] costs & charges [....] defend & keep
    harmless the said Dean & Chapter & all other their officers & ministers in [this]
    behalfs and [.....] for comitting & granting the said [...] of Tuicon then this obligacon to be [...]
    or else to remaine in full force & [Vertue]
    Sealed & delivered
    in the presence of
    Nath Hinckes ..
                                                              Signed
                                                     Eliza X Mycock

                                                              Signed
                                                     Robert X Mycock

  12. The Bishop's Transcript of St John the Baptist's, Chelmorton contains the entry:
    James Mycock senr of Flagg buried December ye 9th [1710]
  13. Will of Elizabeth Micock (page 1, top half of page 2, bottom half of page 2) (ref: B/C/11/Elizabeth Micock, Flagg, 1732 @ LRO) reads:
    In the name of God Amen I Elizabeth Micock of the Flagg in the County of Derby widdow
    being in a pretty good state of health and of perfect memory and understanding praised be
    Allmighty god for the same do make and ordaine this my last Will & Testament the Twenty first
    Day of June Anno Dni one Thousand Seven hundred and Twenty one. Impris
    I will and charge that all my honest and just Debts and Funerall expences be first paid and
    satisfied out of my reall & personall Estate by Robert Micock & William Micock my
    two Sons and Executors herein hereafter named. Item All those two Closes in
    Earle Sterndale in the sd County of Derby called the [Far] Sparr Acre Leas and ye Long
    Plough Foot as also of Little Pringle in Earle Sterndale aforesd lying at the Dale
    and all Butting upon ye Foolow Meadow I give Devise & bequeath to my said two
    Sons Robert Micock & William Micock their heirs & Assgns forever to be equally
    devided between ^ them and my mind is that they hold ye same in [legally] to them & their heirs by Moity &
    Chargeable nevertheless with & payment of ye Sum of Five pounds a year to Adam
    Micock my eldest Son for his life by halfe yearly payments viz at Michas & Lady day
    in every year during his life Fifty shillings a year thereof to be paid by Robert &
    ye other Fifty shillings by William Micock and In Case my sd Two sons Robert
    Micock and William Micock shall neglect or refuse to pay to my sd Son Adam ye sd
    Five pounds a year for his life as aforesd I do hereby impower my sd Son Adam
    to enter upon these Closes or any part of any of them and to enjoy ye same [...]
    payment Thereof. Item I give & leave to my sd son Adam ye sd sum of Five
    pounds a year for his life to be paid him as aforesd by my sd two sons Robert Micock
    and William Micock at Michas & Lady day in every year as aforesd
    I also give my sd son Adam Micock a Third part of such sheep as I shall dye possessed
    of. I also leave him a Cow A [Chass] Bed two Blanketts Two Sheets and a Bolster
    Item I give to ^ my sons Solomon Mathew James & John Micock every one twelve pence
    a peece to my Daughter Sarah Micock I leave one shilling. Item the house
    in Flagge wherein I now live and out housing thereunto belonging and
    the Croft at ye back of ye sd House And also those two Closes in Earle Sterndale
    aforesd called the [Narr] Sparr Acre Leas aliss ye Long Close and The Throssle Nest
    I give grant Devise & bequeath to my aforesd Two sons Robert Micock & William
    Micock their heirs & Assgns forever and my mind is they enjoy ye sd house & outhousing
    & Croft in Flagge joyntly and ^that Robert have ye Close called ye [Nar] Sparr Acre Leas
    alias ye Long Close to him & his heirs and that William hold to him & his heirs ye sd Close called
    ye Throssle Nest. Item I order that my sd two sons Robert Micock and William
    Micock pay to my sd Son Mathew Micock Five pounds which was left him by my late
    husband James Micock in his Will and to pay him ye sd Five pounds within one month next
    after my Decease. Item all ^ye remainder reall Estate and also all my personall Estate
    whatsoever and wheresoever the same is to be found and not herein
    before granted Devised given or bequeathed by this my Will I give grant
    devise & bequeath ye same to my sd Two sons Robert Micock and William
    Micock equally to be devided between them share and share alike and do
    hereby make nominate & appoint ye sd Robert Micock and William Micock
    joynt Exects of tis my Will & Testament which is contained in Two sheets
    of paper [....] one of which I have sett my hand & ye other my hand
    & seale ye Day & year aforesd. And my Will and mind Further is that if
    it so happen that either of my said sons Robert Micock & William Micock shall
    dye without making any disposicon of any of ye Lands [a..ssale] before by me
    left them as aforesd or without leaving any issue of either of their bodys that
    then ye share of him so dying shall goe to ye survivor of them ye sd Robert & William
    Micock his heirs Execs, Adms or Assgns or Assignes. In Witness whereof
    I have hereunto set my hand & seal ye sd Twenty first Day of June 1721

    Sealed, signed published and Declared
    and attested by us in ye [presence] of
    and at ye request of ye Testatrix

    John [his marke] Sellers                        her
    Hugh Sheldon                      Elizabeth   X   Micock
    Joshua Danser                                     mark
  14. Parish Register of St John the Baptist's, Chelmorton includes the entry:
    [1731] 7ber 1st: Burd: Elizabeth Mycocke of Flagg Widow.
  15. Inventory of Elizabeth Micock (ref: B/C/11/Elizabeth Micock, Flagg, 1732 @ LRO) reads:
    September the 3:d
                          1731
    A true and Perfect Inventory of all the goods Cattle
    and Cattles Moveable and Unmoveable of Elizabeth Micock
    Late of Flagg Deceased
          :   s  :  d
    Impis Purse and Apparell   01 : 00 : 00
    Cows stocks & Calves   30 : 00 : 00
    For sheep   30 : 00 : 00
    Horses and Mares   20 : 00 : 00
    Bedstocks bedclose & Beding   03 : 00 : 00
    A ark Chest and Coffers   02 : 00 : 00
    Tables Chears & stools shelves & Tressels   01 : 00 : 00
    Puetor Bras & all Manner of Cooperware
    Potts & Chettles
      03 : 00 : 00
    One swine   01 : 05 : 00
    Meal Flower Cheese & Butter   02 : 00 : 00
    Hay & Corn   20 : 10 : 00
    Cart Plough Harrows & all Husbandry ware
    hereunto Belonging
      05 : 00 : 00
    For things seen & unseen   00 : 05 : 00
                                                            Total sum 118 : 10 : 00
    George Lomas
    James Redfern     Appraisers



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